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Studies on Hearing Loss and Injuries

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

If you have some hearing loss, you’ve noticed that it’s harder to follow conversations or hear clearly in places with a lot of background noise. What you might not know is that hearing loss is linked to an increased risk of injuries! People with hearing loss are less aware of their surroundings. They’re more likely to have an accident, fall, …

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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

In Hearing Health, Hearing Testing, Mental Health by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Did you know that 50 million people around the world have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? This disease affects the brain, and causes memory loss and difficulty functioning. September is World Alzheimer’s Month, so it’s the perfect time to learn all about Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Disease International provides information and education about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and works tirelessly to increase …

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All About Hearing Protection

In Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Did you know that most hearing loss can be prevented? Hearing loss can be caused by a wide variety of factors. Infections, bone deformities, head injuries, impacted ear wax and even some medications can all play a role in impairing your hearing. More than all these other factors however, hearing loss is caused by exposure to dangerous levels of noise.  …

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Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

When you think about it, hearing aids are modern technological marvels. These small devices deliver precision sound enhancement and hearing assistance through powerful microcomputers. What may be the most amazing of all is that hearing aids are built to withstand the unusual conditions of performing within a human ear canal! The components of your hearing aid are specially developed to …

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In the Loop: Get the Most out of Your Hearing with Hearing Loop Technology

In Technology by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Have you ever been in a public space and seen a cryptic sign of an ear with a line running through it and the letter T? For those who do not know, this sign indicates that hearing loop technology is nearby. This form of technology comes in many different names—also called an audio induction loop or Telecoil—and the range of …

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Hypothyroidism & Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

If you have suffered from thyroid disease, you’ll be familiar with how mysterious the gland might seem. The thyroid is responsible for regulating many of the body’s processes, and experts point explicitly to its effect on metabolism. Let’s take a closer look at how the thyroid is related to hearing loss. What is the thyroid? The thyroid is a critical …

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The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing aid technology is developing at a rapid rate. Along with the development of earbuds and other devices for streaming audio, it is becoming more and more important to have access to sound from our smartphones, computers, and media players when we need it. Whether videoconferencing, listening to the audio for a training video, or simply enjoying music during the …

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How to Read an Audiogram

In Audiologist, Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

If you have made the decision to get a hearing test, the first step is already behind you! Scheduling the appointment takes you in the direction of hearing assistance, and our team will guide you at each step along the process.  Comprehensive Hearing Tests At your first appointment, you will have a consultation about your hearing experiences, including a frank …

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Communication at Work – May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Communication by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Navigating your workplace with hearing loss can be difficult. No matter what type of job and work environment you are in, hearing loss presents challenges that can be stressful if not addressed with intention and care. You may feel anxious about acclimating to your workplace with hearing loss which is normal! Impaired hearing reduces one’s ability to hear and can …

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Hearing Loss and Sleep

In Hearing Loss, Sleep by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Sleep is a complex process that remains mysterious in many ways to researchers. We know that sleep is essential to form memories and to regulate moods, yet exactly how this works in cognition is not entirely clear. Different forms of sleep are necessary for different mental and physical processes. For example, Rapid Eye Movement, or REM, sleep is necessary to …